Friday, December 31, 2010

The road to Louisville

Tonight is a very special show. The last show EVER at Skull Alley in Louisville. We're going to be all dressed up for the new year and this momentousness occasion. I'm also really excited to see my friend Paul from many years ago who works there and will be playing with his band tonight, Reading Group, who I'm super excited to see!

We just left St Louis. We were sort of chased away by hail and tornadoes, really, but we're okay and so is Gary. Last night was potentially the best show of the tour, which is saying a lot because every show so far has been nothing less than amazing. Micheal, the promoter, brought us a bag full of local snacks, FIRST THING! We didn't even have to do anything, he just brought us snacks! What an awesome dude! The show he set up at Off Broadway was totally amazing too, it sounded great, felt good, fuck yeah. Micah took all of our drink tickets and got wasted drunk, and now he's sleeping it off in the back of the van. Great times had by all!

Sheena is driving us down the highway now, we're about another hour away, and then I'll need a big cup of coffee and a sandwich, then I'll be ready to rock.


Sheena pooped in here-



PS - Let it be recorded somewhere, since it's new years eve and all, that 2010 has been fucking amazing. The internet always seems to be filled with cynics and negativity (ie "fuck this year, bet next will be just as shitty!"), so I just want to thank 2010 for being awesome. I have sort of a top ten list I want to post of things I did this year that blow my mind to think about, but number one on that list is without a doubt touring with and being invited to join this amazing band. I am, likely, the luckiest man on the face of the earth to now be surrounded by these amazing people from day to day whom I truly love, and the opportunity I've been given to play music with them and meet people that love it all over the country/world leaves me speechless. Here's the 2011 being equally or even more amazing!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

First review of our new album Pebble is in!

Alternative Press - Feb 2011 issue:

Lemuria - Pebble (Bridge 9 Records)
"Even the biggest Lemuria fan might not be in a hurry for the band to grow up. Since 2005, the coed pop-punk trio have been releasing scruffy, scrappy records that feel as oozing and raw as skinned knees and first kisses. But the band's songwriters—guitarist/vocalist Sheena Ozzella and drummer/vocalist Alex Kerns—have always sounded like old souls, singing about world-weary heartache in the sugary voices of adolescence. On their new album, Pebble, Lemuria have finally cut themselves totally open to count their rings—and as it turns out, they're even older than anyone might have guessed. Displaying scars and bruises like blue ribbons, "Wise People" and "Bloomer" wed harrowing confessionals to churning, catchy riffs with just a hint of math rock. J. Robbins’ production is a big plus; backed by a sound that's huge and heavy yet crystal clear, the band are allowed to unleash their inner ’90s indie-rock kid while tackling mature issues like on-the-road jealousy—even if it's done with a mix of brattiness and tender empathy. On Pebble, Lemuria pull off something precious and even important: turning a routine growth spurt into an utterly heart-piercing piece of pure catharsis."

We are headed toward St. Louis right now. The shows have been great. Thank you to everybody who has been supportive. Gary Gas Hands is doing great with his new little friend, the trailer. I think we are going to try to go to the City Museum today!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

In Bed With Lemuria, Episode 1

Hello cruel world!

We are in the swing of things on our 'Pebble' US tour, and we are having a blast! Last nights show in Pittsburgh was amazing, thank you Mikey D for putting it together at Garfield Artworks! This morning we went to Quiet Storm for some delicious breakfast with many friends, and now there's a good chance we will be late to load in to our show at Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis tonight!

I won't say too much else, though, as we have our first real video blog of the tour, which will do the talking for me. The series is entitled "In Bed With Lemuria", and this first episode we are calling "Dogs". In our series we will be talking about all of the important issues of the day, popular culture, gossip, etc. in bed with local celebrities and friends. We're hoping to be picked up by ABC by the end of the tour.

So now, may we present to you, without further interruption, IN BED;

See ya soon!


Sunday, December 26, 2010

Pebble Winter Tour BEGINS!

We just left Buffalo to play our first show in Syracuse, NY tonight. We have all of our tour dates posted on our website. Also, here is a video our friend Micah Winship made of us getting ready for our tour, along with a live track from our show at Sugar City last week where we played an old tune of ours called "Home For the Holidays" from our first 7".

We recently purchased a trailer, very exciting. Gary Gashands now has a little friend!
See you soon!